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parochial school

a primary or secondary private school supervised by a religious organization, especially a Roman Catholic day school affiliated with a parish or a holy order.
Compare church school.
Origin of parochial school
First recorded in 1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This church has been maintained to this day, and with it a parochial school, conducted at present by the Benedictine Sisters.

  • The Regal High was but a short distance from the parochial school.

    A Boy Knight Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
  • The parochial school erected in Father Kopecky's time is his imperishable monument.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • There is no need of one, as the children all go to parochial school.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • Only lack of money has so far prevented the founding of such a parochial school.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • It corresponds to the parochial school of Christian churches.

    A Stake in the Land Peter Alexander Speek
  • Everything mischievous that happened at the parochial school was laid to my account, perhaps not entirely unjustly.

    The Autobiography of a Thief Hutchins Hapgood
  • Educated at the parochial school of his native town, young Jerdan entered a lawyer's office, with a view to the legal profession.

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